Oasis Dental Care has taken over an NHS dental clinic in Tewkesbury, that was vacated by My Dentist on March 31st, when the corporate moved out. There were fears that some of its 7,000 patients could struggle to find somewhere else to go to. NHS bosses have responded by arranging for the site to be filled by Oasis.
Oasis, which has been awarded the NHS contract for Tewkesbury, says it has updated the surgery and common areas within the practice while also making it look and feel like one of its facilities. They said they were happy to invite new patients to register with the clinic. The practice will continue to care for both NHS and private patients and will also be accepting new patients from across Gloucestershire.
Karen Wood, the practice manager, said: “The team is working really hard to ensure that our new practice will provide a leading dental service for the area. We are delighted with the environment we’ve created so far and thrilled to have the very latest technologies arriving.” My Dentist blamed getting less NHS work and having fewer patients for its decision to leave Tewkesbury. It said 10 full-time jobs could be lost.